Clean baby change downstairs. Good coffee & yummy cakes!
We want to give a shout out to this cafe in Harrogate it’s gorgeous inside – Scandinavian inspired with delicious cakes and coffee, and super baby friendly with a snug in the back…It has 3 steps into but the nice waiting staff will help you in, then once in its massive and suitable for the pushchair
The cinnamon buns are to die for and the mini mumblers just love the waffles. Paul the owner is a local dad and he knows instinctively how to make parents and families feel completely welcome in Balzersens. He is forward-thinking and always supports other local independent businesses. You can follow his great website blog here: baltzersens.co.uk/news/
Baltzersens Ltd, 22 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1PU
The mini Mumblers really love a burger and they had heard rumour that there is a place in town where you can get a burger in a donut, with a side of custard (to dip your chips in of course!)
Resistance was futile, and so we made a date to try out “Burgers & More” which is an independent restaurant below the Kimberly Hotel on Kings Road. We went on a Sunday tea time, and whilst it was fairly busy, we hadn’t booked and they managed to fit us in straight away.
The interior is great, it’s below ground but it’s bright and welcoming. There is a good mix of seating and it looked like it would cope with large bookings with ease.
The menu is extensive to say the least!
The kids both ended up choosing off the kids menu (which had a great selection- Chicken Goujons, Fish & chips (from Ramus), “Monster Burger” (with unicorn bread!) Chicken Burger, Southern Fried Chicken, Pasta, Calzone & Pizza, all priced at £5.95 (Oct 2017)
They both chose the monster burgers and were absolutely thrilled with the amazing unicorn bread.
The adult menu is where the magic really happens… The donut burger is actually called the “Trump Burger” (Described in the menu as “that daft it might actually work”) There were 22 different burgers on the regular menu plus 4 specials. Not only could you order them individually, you can choose a few of your favourites and get them in a “tower” which is 2, 3, 4 or 5 burgers in a stack.
As well as the burgers, there is of course the “& More” side of the menu. To be honest I didn’t even bother looking at that. (Why would you? The Burgers are awesome!) If you do want to now about what’s on the rest of the menu, you can see them on the Burgers and More website here
Anyway, back to the Burgers, I chose a special called “Burger Wellington” which was basically beef wellington (garlic mushrooms, pastry and all) but with a burger instead of steak. It was delicious! My husband chose “Jack the Lad” which was a special impregnated with more than a dash of Jack Daniels. He assured me that it was really good although he had wolfed it down before I had the chance to try it myself!
For desert, the kids both chose the sundae which was fantastic value at £2.45 for a massive helping of Vanillis ice-cream with cream, sauce and wafers.
I was extremely impressed with Burgers & More. The staff were really friendly and the food was fantastic. It’s a real gem, an independent family friendly restaurant and I would urge you to get down there to try it for yourself.
Note- I wasn’t invited to review Burgers & More, nor did I receive any free food! I just visited with my family and was really impressed.
If any of you are interested in the Burgers & More food challenge, you can see the competitive eating legend Adam Moran, “Beard Meats Food” demolishing the 100oz twin burger challenge at Burgers & More here.
Tilly Peppers on Cold Bath Road is a big favourite with us at Harrogate Mumbler. There isn’t a play area as such – but there’s a big sofa with lots of toys and plenty of books.
My daughter happily sits on the sofa reading (you guessed it) a Peppa Pig book whilst hubby and me tucked into some delicious millionaire shortbread!
It has a really nice laid-back feel to the place and the staff are super friendly.
There is a selection of food available throughout the day from breakfast right through until dinner. The venue is also available for private hire.
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Tilly Peppers 49 Cold Bath Rd, Harrogate HG2 0NL
A family favourite in the Mumbler household! This American themed restaurant is extremely family friendly and the food is delicious . Children get given a goody bag on arrival with an assortment of crayons, stickers and activities inside. The burgers here are the best in town and if you can’t face a meal out with little ones I can highly recommend ordering from their takeaway menu.
What we love about this place is your child can’t escape! There’s plenty for your little one to do and the dining room is in the centre of things, so you can always keep your eyes on them. The breakfast menu and cakes get a big thumb up from me. There’s a lovely feel to this place – a big hit for the grown ups as well as the little ones!
Note- this is not a normal cafe- you pay to go in here as it is a soft play/craft/activity club house.
Don’t be put off by the apparent pushchair access issues here, Starling are very welcoming to children and will help you with your buggy (They will either park it under the stairs or help you carry it upstairs)
There is a children’s menu, great changing facilities and toys in the upstairs back room. They do amazing Pizza’s and owner Simon is a dad himself so he knows the score!